Advancement Team

Cindy Theis

Director of Development


Since 1988, Cindy Theis has served as the Director of Development at MCAD, building and sustaining partnerships with area funders and deepening relationships with MCAD alumni and friends. During her tenure, support for MCAD has grown exponentially, both in terms of annual giving, and through the 40+ permanent named endowment funds that she has facilitated.

Prior to joining the College she worked for the American Heart Association in Minneapolis and for an Atlanta-based advertising agency and local publishing companies.

Cindy is also a passionate volunteer and for many years produced a weekly television program for caregivers of older adults.  She has also traveled extensively to assist Tibetan refugees, and to build arts infrastructure in Prague, Czech Republic. She currently volunteers for the Regional Parks Foundation, the Basilica of St. Mary, the YMCA, and the Schizophrenia Association of Minnesota.

Cindy has a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota.